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Today's News

  • PHOTOS: Middle school basketball
  • PHOTO: Youth League basketball
  • Three Mat Hawks undefeated at Ryle Rumble

    The march to Lexington and the state championship continues for the LaRue County Mat Hawks as the wrestlers traveled to Ryle over the weekend and crushed the best teams in the state to win the Ryle Rumble.
    This tournament was billed as the best and toughest tournament in the state of Kentucky this season. The top five teams in the state as well as number eight and nine were in attendance. The number two ranked team in Virginia was at Ryle as well as one of the best teams in Indiana and Ohio. The Mat Hawks ran away with the victory by more than 70 points.

  • Lady Hawks fall to Hart, 52-32

    The scouting report LaRue County coach Travis Wootton drew up for the Hart County Lady Raiders was a simple one: keep tabs on senior guards Lexee Wilson, Jordan Strother and Leah Burd.
    Task not accomplished.
    Burd, Wilson and Strother combined to hit six 3-pointers as the visiting Lady Raiders knocked off 18th District rival LaRue County, 52-32 on Friday night.

  • Hawks’ cold play breaks Hart

    With a 22-point halftime lead over 18th District rival Hart County, the LaRue County Hawks hit a lull and went ice cold coming out of the locker room Friday night.
    Settling for long jump shots and 3-pointers, the Hawks were held scoreless for nearly 5 minutes after halftime. Veteran coach Paul Childress burned two timeouts in that span, and got on his players for not executing the game plan.
    The Hawks responded with an 18-8 run to close the third quarter en route to an 81-53 win over the visiting Raiders.

  • Undefeated Hawks roll over Breckinridge

    The LaRue County Hawks defeated Breckinridge County 56-47 at home Dec. 6.
    The teams were tied 10-all at the end of the first period but the Hawks broke away in the second period with a score of 25-17 at halftime.
    Senior Kyle Sheeran had 22 points, hitting four of nine 3-pointers, 13 rebounds, two steals and eight assists.

  • Turner named to KHS executive board

    LaRue County Judge/Executive Tommy Turner of Magnolia is one of five new members elected to the executive committee of the Kentucky Historical Society. The appointments were approved by KHS members at the Nov. 11 annual meeting.

    He will serve a four-year term expiring in 2015.

  • COLUMN: Nothing rinky-dink about Dinky's annual magic show

    I’ve covered Dinky Gowen’s Kid’s Day Christmas Spectacular for the newspaper for several years. I’d drop by the Park and Recreation Community Center and take a few photos of the magic show.
    It has always been enjoyable … but face it, it was work.
    It has been many years since I was accompanied by small children to the event. Watching the performance through the lens of a camera falls far short of experiencing it through the eyes of a child.

  • One injured in wreck on Salem Church Road

    A single vehicle crash on Salem Church Road left one person injured Saturday night.

    According to Constable Ira Bloyd Jr., a part-time deputy for the sheriff’s department, Billy Turner, 19, of Hodgenville was driving a 2000 Oldsmobile Alero southbound about eight miles from Hodgenville when he “lost control of the vehicle in a curve.”

  • Three injured in crash near golf course

    Three people were injured in a collision about 5 p.m. Thursday near the LaRue County Golf Course.

    Kenneth Lee, 25, of Cave City, was driving a 1996 Doge Ram southbound on KY 61 and attempted to make a left turn on Keith Road, according to Constable Tim Ford.

    The pickup turned in the front of a northbound minivan driven by James R. Brown, 70, of Buffalo.